Police looking for M train platform groper


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

M trains riders beware, there is a pervert on the platform. Cops are looking to identify a suspect who has grabbed the buttocks and private parts of five different women from Feb. 5 to July 30, while the women were standing at the Grand Avenue or Elmhurst Avenue subway stations. The females were between ages […]

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MTA will boost service on 7, L and M lines later this year


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

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With overall subway ridership up 2.6 percent across the city, the MTA is set to meet the increased demand by boosting service on three local subway lines this December.

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Irregularly shaped Ridgewood block with development potential for sale


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Greiner Maltz Investment Properties

A pizza-slice-shaped block in Ridgewood with two one-story buildings is being marketed for about $5 million as the real estate market in the neighborhood continues to boom, following recent big transactions and plans to construct large developments.

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‘Commuter Composting’ coming to Ridgewood and Kew Gardens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Queens residents will soon have “Commuter Composting” in order to properly dispose of their household food waste, according to the Department of Sanitation.

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Repairs to disrupt service on E, F, M, R lines in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

The MTA’s Fastrack late-night repair and maintenance program will return to the E, F, M and R lines in Manhattan and Queens the next two weeks, causing disruptions on all four subway lines.

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New CTE and STEM initiatives coming to NYC public schools


| slicata@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman

Strengthening core curriculum in public schools that gives students a head start on preparing for college and careers is a major focus of the New York City schools chancellor this year.

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Star of Queens: Rev. Dwayne Jackson, volunteer


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Apart from his regular duties, Rev. Dwayne Jackson volunteers with tenant associations. He is a mentor for children and teens at the Astoria Houses Community Center. He also volunteers at an Astoria senior center.

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Ridgewood rents skyrocketing since end of recession


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Charts and photos courtesy of StreetEasy.com

Rents in Ridgewood last year nearly doubled since 2009, according to data compiled by real estate website StreetEasy.com at the request of The Courier, as more luxury rental buildings moved down the L and M train lines from Bushwick and Williamsburg.

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